Launching titles like Hardware, Icon & Rocket, Static, Kobalt, Blood Syndicate, and many more, Milestone Media dared to create a new world of comic books in 1993 that introduced powerful images of diversity and respectful portrayals of people of color in the comic book medium. Furthermore, 20 years later those images are just as powerful as ever. ECBACC, Inc. invites you to join the celebration of the heroes behind the heroes at the 12th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Come join us as author and comic book historian Prof. William H. Foster III helms this special event that examines the influence of Milestone Media in comic books and beyond.
|Story of the Year
|Best Male Character
||Best Female Character
|Rising Star Award
||Best Comic Strip or Webcomic
|Fan Award for Best Work
ECBACC, Inc. welcomes all Glyph Comics Awards nominees to our convention to interact with our exhibitors and attend our activities.
To have your registration materials waiting for your arrival, download this form and complete the requested information.
The form can be sent via postal mail to the address indicated. As a faster alternative, the form can be submitted via fax to (877) 849-2522. See you in May!
Click here for a history of Glyph Comics Awards nominees and winners
Fan Award for Best Work Nominees
ASCENDED: THE OMEGA NEXUS
ORIGINS UNKNOWN: POINT OF AUTHORITY
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN
If you have a preference for another black comic not on the ballot, please send your write-in choice to Pamela.Thomas@ecbacc.com with “Fan Award” in the subject line.
IMPORTANT: This is ONLY for choices NOT listed on the poll. ANY WRITE-IN BALLOTS WITH ANY OF THE FOUR NOMINEES ALREADY ON THE POLL WILL BE DISCARDED AND WILL NOT COUNT.
The deadline for voting in the Fan Award is Friday, April 26, 2013.
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in ECBACC SYNERGY, where Black images and voices in storytelling meet! We are planning a great ECBACC this year and with your help it will be another memorable one as well. With the launch of SYNERGY, we hope to expand the space wherein writers, authors, illustrators, publishers and creators can network, interact with a live audience and share in the entertainment of storytelling.
Below are a few things we’ll need to get you signed on to participate in SYNERGY 2013 at ECBACC!
We welcome the creative work of Black (African-Descended) writers as well as writers whose work features main characters, protagonists, or themes relating to Black experiences. Writers must be present and capable of reading their own work themselves.
Work containing descriptions of nudity, overt sexuality, pornography or profanity will not be considered eligible for this event. We want to exhibit good storytelling that is appropriate for the families who will be attending our annual convention.
Method of Entry
You will be required to send a copy of the story / prose you plan to read at our event to the SYNERGY Committee for approval.
We will need:
- Contact Name (if you have a Pen Name, please include it as well)
- Contact Address (email and street address w/ zip code)
- Contact Number (telephone)
- Mini-bio (a paragraph or less)
- Your Written Work (the actual sample you plan to read)
The ECBACC SYNERGY event is an open-networking event, wherein ideas can be shared. Within that environment your intellectual property will be exhibited to all. Please take all precautions in protecting your work. Please send copyrighted works only. ECBACC, Inc. is not responsible for any copyright infringement between creators before, during or after the scheduled SYNERGY event.
The Deadline for Submissions is: Monday, April 29, 2013.
Reading slots are limited! The SYNERGY event is planning to schedule 6 – 10 writers to read up to 5 minutes of prose each. If selected, you will be notified (by Monday, May 6) prior to the convention. On the day of the Convention you will be required to sign in with the SYNERGY Facilitator to confirm your participation.
Although you have been approved and selected to read, please be aware that at any time ECBACC, Inc., the ECBACC Board of Directors, the SYNERGY Committee, and the SYNERGY Facilitator reserve the right to refuse writers from participating up until and including the day of the SYNERGY event.
Thank you for your consideration.
Have a good read!
ECBACC, Inc. 2013
Click image to open file
We promised to be there and we delivered! The ECBACC crew came out strong for the Schomburg Center’s first Comic Book Festival, held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Harlem, NY.
President and Founder Yumy Odom (center), Vice President Akinseye Brown (left), Secretary Shenkarr Davis (right), and Director of Promotions Terri Heard manned the ECBACC exhibition table to an overflow crowd at the wildly popular event. Attendees were also able to hear Odom expound on the dynamic of “White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books,” the documentary by Georgia State University professor and filmmaker Dr. Jonathan Gayles, for which Odom was interviewed. The documentary was shown during the festival and ECBACC is in talks with Gayles in hopes of bringing his film to our May 18, 2013, convention.
Do You Feel like Black Comic Books and their creators could use more recognition?
SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2013 GLYPH COMICS AWARDS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED; JUDGES NAMED
We are looking to make the 2013 Glyph Awards great and with your help it will be spectacular!
The GCA Committee has selected their panel of judges for the 2013 competition. They are:
- Maurice Waters – Owner and Operator of Blackscifi.com
- Hannibal Tabu- Review columnist at Comic Book Resources
- Omar Bilal – Owner and Operator of Museum of Black Superheroes
- Eric Deggans- TV and Media Critic, Tampa Bay Times
For more information about the judges, click here to view the full press release.
Any comics publisher – small, large, corporate, independent, self-published – as well as online comic creators and cartoonists for newspapers and other periodicals, are invited to submit Black-themed material released from January 1-December 31, 2012 for consideration for award recognition. The Committee defines Black-themed work as any comic with any combination of the following: a Black protagonist(s), or at least a Black character(s) pivotal to the direction of the story; a setting(s) or a theme(s) that explores the Black experience within the United States and/or abroad, past, present, and/or future; and/or a comic of any kind written and/or illustrated by a Black creator(s).
Anyone wishing to submit their comic book or comic strip for consideration in the 2013 competition should e-mail GCA Committee Chair Pamela Thomas, Pamela.Thomas@ecbacc.com, for further information. Hard copies are preferred, though submissions of e-files will also be accepted. Online comic creators and newspaper/periodical cartoonists with websites should send a direct URL link to their site or page. Daily cartoonists must have a minimum of one month’s work archived and available for viewing; weekly cartoonists a minimum of two months. The deadline: submissions must be postmarked by Thursday, January 31, 2013.
The 2013 Glyph Comics Awards ceremony will be held at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) Friday, May 17, 2013 at The African American Museum located at 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Glyph Comic Awards Committee
The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention would you to help us congratulate the winners of the First Annual AfriCoz costume contest:
- 1st Place: Mr. Tony Ray for his portayal of “Static”
- 2nd Place: Ms. Christine Churchwell for her portayal of “Leopard Woman” (orginal character)
- 3rd Place: Mr. Fred Holt for his portayal of “Blade- The Vampire Killer”
Be sure to attend ECBACC 2013, for more fun, more comics and more AfriCoz! Many may ‘cos’, but only a few will AFRICOZ!
ECBACC, Inc. makes no association with any of the licensed characters and or properties depicted in these photographs and images. It is not the intent of ECBACC, Inc., the photographers, webmaster and writers to defame, undermine or infringe on any licensed properties. All costumes are owned by the individual costume contestants.